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That Was Then... (Diary of a Teenage Girl #13)

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This Is Now

It’s Kim’s senior year and, while everyone’s looking forward to graduation, she’s got so much going on she can barely make it through the day. Natalie, pregnant with Benjamin O’Conner’s baby, believes it’s God’s will for them to marry, and Ben sees it as his Christian responsibility to do so. Major red flag? He doesn’t love her. Then–surprise! Kim’s birth mothe
ebook, 272 pages
Published April 21st 2010 by Multnomah Books (first published May 1st 2006)
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I liked this book. I do have to say Kim annoyed me sometimes and I don't think there is good information in the representation for vegetarian/veganism that's not very good, also the terminology for it is not the best (sadly it is bad). I do have to say I love how this series has adoption as a big part of the book without being cliche about it. I really like the character development it was great. Over all I really liked this series but it's not one I see myself re-reading.
Rosemary Lopez
The main character of this story is Nat, Ben and Kim. Nat and Ben are couples and Kim is Nat best friend. The setting took in different type of places, in a hospital, school, Nat and Ben house and Kim house. Nat and Ben are 16 and 17 year old teenagers. They got married and Nat got pregnant of Ben child. After he found out she is pregnant he start acting up and doing unnecessary things. One day her and Kim went out shopping and when they came back she found Ben sleeping with another women. She ...more
I accidently picked this one up thinking it was the first in the series. I don't know if it's going to be any good....

REVIEW (April 21st, 08) : Though this is a Christian series, don't care much for stories about teenage pregnancy and stuff like that.
I like Kim as the main character. This series is diffidently for girls who are or have friends going through pregnancies, meeting their birthparents, or just have some problems-but I'm not one of those girls so I can't really relate. But overall it
Kim (main character) is adopted by an american family, her real mom is from Korea and her best friend is pregnant. This book is awesome for a teenage over 12 so that she could have more experience. Every teenage will love this book because it talks about a teens diary and her life. How do she lives and acts. The main conflict doesnt exist but it show tiny conflicts and it tells how does she fixes her problems and how does she gets over them. You will love this book specially the main character. ...more
This is a great book about teenage pregnany, getting married too young. What a great book for all high school kids who think that having a kid would be a great idea and that this will not help your relationship. The main character also got to meet her birth mother. This was a girl who was given up for adoption at 4 months and brought to the US. At 18 met her mother.
I think this book did a great job wrapping up the series. It was good to see how Kim is grieving the loss of her mother and also moving on with her life. It is good to show readers that losing a parent is not something you get over in a year, but is a slow and painful process.
Jewels Faulkner
WAAAHHH!!!! The series is over! These books will continue over and over in my mind. I can't wait to start Chloe and Maya. I think I'll do Chloe first, but then again... I don't know. It's so hard 2 choose!
I like this one cuz. It goes through alot of different trans. and characters in the book. friends and family. And how she moves on and tries to help her best friend.
It has a great moral. People always need others by their side when they're going through life situations whether it's good or bad.
this book was pretty good, except it's the fourth in a series. i didn't find that out until i was done with the book. but it's really good.
i read this before i read some of the other ones so i didn't know what was going on for a while, but i got into it and it was good.
Great ending to a great mini-series! :) I love these books.
Kayla Mannlein
Very enjoyable and great message for young girls!
Jamie Davis
Very Inspirational and Uplifting. <3
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Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over two hundred books, several of them Christmas novellas from Revell, including her much-loved and bestselling book, The Christmas Bus.

She also writes many teen books, including the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, the TrueColors series, and the Carter House Girls series.

Melody was nominated for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspi
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